THE US House of Representatives has approved a ban on “vile” sex robots that look like children as young as three years old in a bid to blight paedophiles.
The disgusting droids are being flogged online by sellers from China, Hong Kong, and Japan and shipped to paedos in the UK and US deceptively labelled as mannequins or models to avoid detection, claims Congressman Dan Donovan.
EPA A sex robot factory in China lets people order custom-made dolls, some of which look like children
The bill will now move to the Senate before it is offered to the President for signing.
“These dolls can be programmed to simulate rape,” said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, adding “the very thought makes me nauseous”.
The bill, which targets the importing and trafficking of child sex dolls and robots, is being supported by both Republicans and Democrats.
“It’s a uniquely vile person who preys on children to fulfill horrific pedophilic urges. During my 20 years as a prosecutor, I put away animals who played out their disgusting fantasies on innocent children,” said Donovan in a statement.
EPA The AI dolls produced in the Chinese factory cost an average of £2,300
“What I saw and heard was enough to make anybody sick. Now, as a legislator in Congress, I’m introducing a bill to ban the newest outlet for pedophiles: child sex dolls. They don’t belong in our communities,” he added.
The bill is known as the CREEPER Act, which stands for “Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots”.
It arrives as male and female sex robots with realistic personalities powered by AI are set to hit UK shelves and online retailers.
The bots, manufactured by sex tech startups like Realbotix, are expected to retail for up to £11,600.
EPA The Chinese firm, Shenzhen Atall Intelligent Robot Technology, says most of its clients are 40 to 50-year-old men from Europe and the US
Meanwhile, the world’s first sex robot brothels that let let horny punters live out their kinky fantasies with smutty droids are also cropping up in Paris and Moscow.
But there’s a dark side to the tech as evidenced in a recent BBC documentary that took a peep inside a Japanese sex robot factory that produces bots made to look like children.
Experts have also called on the UK and other countries to ban the child sex robots.
In the UK, it is currently illegal to import the sex dolls under the 1979 Customs and Excise Management Act but ownership in the UK is not against the law.